- Graphic Card(s)
CORSAIR not only offers the Carbide Series 100R in two different configurations, but also pursues two different strategies. While the regular variants offer basic equipment and should be as cheap as possible, the Silent Edition is positioned as a cheap silent model. This is all the more interesting because the manufacturers of silent housings can usually be paid well.
For little money, the Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition can actually offer the volume-sensitive user a lot. If hardware is installed that does not place great demands on the case cooling, the two case fans can be regulated extremely quietly with the three-stage fan controller. There are quite acceptable reserves in case more air flow is needed. The sound insulation mats on the front, lid and both side parts also contribute to a convincing Silent presentation. However, the missing hard disk decoupling should be considered. The Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition is best used with an SSD or, at most, particularly smooth-running hard drives.
In keeping with the subtle acoustics, the Corsair case is also visually unobtrusive. Faux-aluminum is certainly a matter of taste, but if you don't look too closely, you can definitely enjoy it. The front positioning of the I/O panel is also a matter of taste. It may bother some users for visual reasons, but it is always practical.
While the standard version of the Carbide Series 100R competes with a large number of entry-level models from other manufacturers, the Silent Edition at least has a little more room to maneuver. Comparable competing models are Cooltek's Antiphon and Antec's P100. Both are available at a similar price point, are designed for silent operation and are also visually unobtrusive. If you are looking for a quiet entry-level case, Corsair's Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition is a proven choice. Especially the combination of the built-in case fans and the three-stage fan control is convincing, because it allows a sufficiently fine adjustment of the cooling capacity and volume.
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 @ 4.2 GHz, socket AM4, codename Cezanne, cores 6, threads 12, base clock 3.60GHz, turbo clock 4.20GHz, SMT yes, memory controller Dual Channel PC4-25600U (DDR4-3200), free multiplier yes, CPU -Functions MMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA, architecture Zen 3, L2 cache 3MB ( 6x 512kB), L3 cache 16MB (1x 16MB), chipset interface PCIe 3.0 x4, PCIe lanes 24x PCIe 3.0 (16+4+4), memory max. 128GB, memory bandwidth 51.2GB/s.
In applications, the Ryzen 5 5500 does comparatively well thanks to its six Zen 3 cores, the Ryzen 5 5600X is not too far ahead at almost 10 percent. The slightly higher clock rates of the X model primarily make the difference, but in some workloads such as 7-Zip, the double L3 cache in particular provides a lead of around 20 percent.
Also good for gaming
A slightly different picture emerges in games, here the L3 cache and the memory subsystem in general play a more important role than in most (consumer) applications, and the power limit is less relevant for this. The Ryzen 5 5600X again has a gap of about 10 percent to the Ryzen 5 5500, in titles like Anno 1800 it is over 15 percent and in Kingdom Come Deliverance it is 20 percent. In our previous tests, the Core i5-12400F was slower than the Ryzen 5 5600X, so it's little wonder that it's ahead of the Ryzen 5 5500. At just over 3 percent, the average distance is measurable but not noticeable. As is often the case, the ratio of the two chips depends heavily on the title being played, as they respond very differently to specific architectures or tweaks. The Core i5-12400F is a good 20 percent ahead of the Ryzen 5 5500 in Anno 1800 and in Kingdom Come Deliverance, but in CSGO the tide is turning and the AMD chip is also in Civilization 6 and Flight Simulator, at least in ours scenes used by the faster processor.
With the Ryzen 5 5500 there is finally a chip in the affordable segment that has six cores and the current Zen 3 technology.
AMD Wraith CPU cooler. We've gone one better with a brand-new premium line of AMD Wraith Coolers for the AM4 platform and the advanced Ryzen processor. From the shallow Wraith Stealth to the high-end Wraith Prism, every Wraith Cooler offers virtually silent operation and excellent cooling performance. Plus, every 2nd and 3rd generation Ryzen 7 and 9 desktop processor features an AMD Wraith Cooler with color-configurable LED lighting, which makes your PC not only powerful, but also looks great. RGB colour control is available when using a compatible motherboard such as ASRock RGB LED, ASUS Aura sync, Biostar VIVID LED DJ, Gigabyte RGB Fusion or MSI Mystic Hell. Note: Not every AMD Wraith Cooler is equipped with user-controlled RGB lighting.
While Tower coolers create a stream of air parallel to the motherboard, which starts a few inches above it, Top Down blows directly onto the motherboard, where the air then spreads in all directions. Since modern mainboards do not require active cooling and case fans are usually mounted higher, this is the only airflow that can cool onboard components in the CPU environment - and tower coolers eliminate this effect, according to popular opinion.
Critical components are clearly the CPU voltage converter on the motherboard. These circuits reduce the 12 volts coming from the power supply to the desired supply voltage of the processor and, like all electrical components, operate with limited efficiency. Accurate measurements are very expensive, but typically there is a 15 to 30 percent greater current flow to the transducers than they are to the CPU - the rest is converted to heat at the voltage transformers.
The AMD Wraith Prism is the ultimate cooling solution from AMD for processors with air cooling. The Wraith Prism offers more than any cooling solution before: an RGB LED control around the light ring, transparent fan blades and colour control with dynamic rainbow effects. But the Wraith Prism is not only outwardly appealing. It also increased motherboard and RAM compatibility.
Note: the fans of the AMD Ryzen 3 and 5 series are not illuminated.
ASUS Prime A520M-A, socket AMD AM4, chipset AMD A520, RAM 4x DDR4 DIMM, dual PC4-38400U/DDR4-4800 (OC), max. 128GB (UDIMM), expansion slots 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 2x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x M.2/M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA, 22110/2280/2260/2242), external connections 1x VGA (iGPU), 1x DVI-D (iGPU), 1x HDMI 2.1 (iGPU ), 4x USB-A 3.0 (5Gb/s), 2x USB-A 2.0 (480Mb/s), 1x Gb LAN (Realtek RTL8111H), 3x jack, 1x PS/2 combo, Audio 7.1 (Realtek ALC887) , Orange lighting, 1 zone (audio signal path), special features Audio+solid capacitors, ECC support, Onboard TPM 2.0 support (AMD fTPM).
ASUS Prime series is expertly engineered to unleash the full potential of 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen platform. Boasting a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, Prime A520 series motherboards provide daily users and DIY PC builders a range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features.
Tune It Your Way
Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime A520 motherboard packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling you to tweak performance settings to perfectly match the way you work – maximizing your productivity.
Cooler by Design
PRIME A520M-A is engineered with an array of hybrid fan headers and features comprehensive cooling controls that are configurable via Fan Xpert 2+ software or via the UEFI BIOS, ensuring your rig stays cool and stable under intense workloads. Each header can dynamically reference three thermal sensors. Fan Xpert 2+ allows you to map the temperature of supported graphics cards to optimize cooling for GPU- and CPU-intensive tasks.
Build on a Solid Foundation
Prime A520 motherboard provides all the fundamentals to boost daily productivity, so your system will be ready for action with stable power, intuitive cooling and flexible transfer options.
PCIe 3.0 M.2 (up to 32 Gbps)
M.2 slot supports up to 22110 and data-transfer speeds of up to 32 Gbps via x4 PCI Express 3.0 bandwidth. It‘s the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, providing fast access to data.
Little Things Make a Big Difference
Prime A520 series adds the nuanced details that improve every experience, from exclusive codecs that provide pristine audio quality to intuitive interface that let you customize your system to create a uniquely personal look.
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3060 TI EX [1-Click OC], 8GB GDDR6, connections 1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, GA104-202-A1 "Ampere", 38SM, 392mm², chip clock 1410MHz, boost: 1680MHz (OC mode), memory 8GB GDDR6, 1750MHz, 14Gbps (14000MHz effective), 256bit, 448GB / s Shader units / TMUs / ROPs 4864/152/80 Cooling 2x axial fans (90mm) Special features Real-time ray tracing, ray tracing cores (38), Tensor Cores (152), NVIDIA G-Sync, NVIDIA VR-Ready, AV1 Decode, HDCP 2.3, 0dB zero fan mode, backplate, LED lighting (RGB), overclocked boost clock (+ 15MHz), PCIe 4.0 x16 interface, computing power 16.34 TFLOPS (FP32), 255 GFLOPS (FP64) DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2) OpenGL 4.6 OpenCL 3.0 Vulkan 1.2 Shader Model 6.6
The graphics cards from the RTX 3060 Ti series are aimed at everyone who plays in Full HD with all options to the limit, uses ray tracing functions and does not want to pay too much.
The most exciting question is the performance of the KFA2 RTX 3060 Ti and the entire family. And here we experienced an enormous surprise: The card can easily keep up with an RTX 2080 Super, one of the fastest graphics cards of the previous generation. What is particularly impressive is that the RTX 3060 Ti is much cheaper.
The benchmarks are not only good in generic tests, they also continue in games. In addition to the pure performance, the card can fall back on numerous features of Nvidia. In addition to shadow play, which can now be used to automatically record cool actions in many games, this includes DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling). If the game in question is supported, the GPU can use AI technology to keep the number of frames as high as possible despite the high resolution and realistic light calculation via ray tracing. This works now with more and more titles and helps with the decision between frames and appearance. You notice DLSS especially at higher resolutions, such as 1440p or UHD. If DLSS works properly and is supported by the game, it's a game changer that everyone should try.
SEASONIC B12 BC 750W, ATX, fan 120mm, fixed cable management, connectors 1x 20/24-pin, 2x 4/8-pin ATX12V, 4x 6/8-pin PCIe, 6x SATA, 3x IDE, certificates 80 PLUS, Dimensions (WxHxD) 150x86x140mm, manufacturer's guarantee 5 years, +3.3V, 15A, +5V, 15A, +12V, 62A, -12V, 0.3A, +5Vsb, 2.5A, number of 12V rails 1, PFC active, special features ErP solder 6.
The B12 BC Series is available in the standard ATX form factor and wattages most commonly used for a PC system. The Seasonic B12 BC achieves the 80 PLUS® Bronze standard with at least 82%, 85% and 82% energy consumption efficiency at 20%, 50% and 100% operating load respectively.
This efficiency, combined with Active Power Factor Correction, allows the B12 BC Series power supplies to reduce energy wastage, resulting in energy cost savings for users.
As well as being extremely efficient, the B12 BC units utilize LLC resonant converter design and industry-leading Smart and Silent Fan Control (S2FC).
TEAMGROUP MP33 SSD, 512GB, M.2 2280, interface M.2 / M-Key (PCIe 3.0 x4), read 1700MB / s, write 1400MB / s SLC-Cached, IOPS 4K read / write 220k / 200k, memory modules 3D-NAND TLC, TBW 400TB, reliability forecast 1.5 million hours (MTBF), cache SLC cache, protocol NVMe 1.3.
Using new generation of 3D flash memory: Capacity, performance, and durability are greatly improved
PCI-e interface – Supports latest NVMe 1.3 protocol
M.2 2280 specification: Supports the next-generation platforms of Intel and AMD. Suitable for both desktop and notebook
Supports SLC Caching technology. Greatly enhance computing performance
TEAMGROUP releases the new – MP33 M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive. It uses high-speed PCIe Gen3 x4 interface and complies with the NVMe 1.3 standard. With 3D nand flash memory, it is a great bargain and the performance is excellent. Both laptop and PC users can afford it easily, making it the best choice for upgrading.
The maximum read/write speed of MP33 M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive is 1,800/1,500MB/s, which is three times faster than SATA 6Gb/s interface. It is able to reduce operating delays while gaming and loading software that gives computer workers and gamers the finest and smoothest gaming experience and extremely high-speed performance without any lag even loading heavy duty video/graphics editing software and games.
MP33 M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive supports S.M.A.R.T function and its built-in smart algorithm management mechanism has functions such as GC (garbage collection) and TRIM command which are able to ensure operation efficiency, enhance the service life of the solid state drive and bring it to its maximum performance. Meanwhile, the powerful Wear-Leveling technology and ECC (Error Correction Code) function improve the accuracy and reliability of data transfer and prolong the service life of the solid state drive.
TOSHIBA Harddisk 1TB, SATA 6Gb/s, Form factor: 3.5" • Drive: 7200rpm • Cache: 64MB • Power consumption: 6.4W (working), 2.2W (idle) • Volume: 26dB(A) (working), 25dB(A) (idle) • Specials: 4KB Sectors with Emulation.
The DT Desktop hard disk drive series provides 1TB capacity and features an innovative technology to deliver a greater level of power efficiency and quiet operation for energy-conscious, environmentally-friendly computers. With low power, high capacity and cool operation, these 3.5-inch (8.9 cm) drives offer a rotation speed of up to 5940 rpm and an interface transfer rate of 6 Gb/s. In addition, the DT Series uses Advanced Format technology to provide maximum error detection and more efficient use of the storage surface area.
No optical disc drive in the system!
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DVI-D
1 x D-Sub
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (blue) Type-A
2 x USB 2.0
3 x Audio jack(s)
Monitor connections can be found in the detailed description of “GRAPHIC CARD(S)”
Front ports of the PC / Cases can be found in the detailed description of “CASE“
No WLAN chosen!
The ultimate pleasure for your ears thanks to Creative Sound Blaster Cinema.
MSI, the world's leader in motherboards and graphics cards has chosen Creative Sound Blaster Cinema audio technology for its new motherboard lineup. Sound Blaster is the leading brand in PC gaming audio and MSI is excited about the prospect of providing class-leading audio technology with its motherboards. Thanks to the Sound Blaster Cinema suite of audio technologies, gamers can enjoy upgraded surround sound through their stereo headphones, enhanced gaming sound effects and Smart Volume control for long gaming sessions.
When using Sound Blaster Cinema, gamers will be able to hear their opponents more clearly and easily while enjoying the competitive advantage of accurate positional audio to reveal the precise location of their opponents.
Sound Blaster Cinema
Armed with the technology of the biggest name in PC gaming audio, gamers can leverage Sound Blaster Cinema to get the best sound enhancements for today's games powered by Sound Blaster SBX Pro Studio technology. Each of the five technologies of SBX Pro Studio is focused on delivering a more immersive gaming experience:
-SBX Bass - SBX Bass technology dramatically improves the sound experience by expanding the low frequency tones
-SBX Crystalizer - Ensures that every audio detail is heard by restoring the "highs" and "lows" that are compromised with audio compression
-SBX Dialog Plus - SBX Dialog Plus intelligently enhances voices in games and moves for dramatically clearer dialog
-SBX Surround - Goes beyond 7.1 surround sound creating unprecedented levels of audio realism including stunning surround effects that produce virtual speakers around, above and below you
-SBX Smart Volume - Address the problem of abrupt volume level changes in games by intelligently applying gain and attenuation to deliver consistent volume levels
Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64Bit, pre-installed with all necessary device drivers. Switch on and get started!
The launch of Windows 10 and the associated developments are among the most important market launches in Microsoft's corporate history. Windows 10 not only brings a new version of the operating system onto the market, Windows 10 enables a new platform generation:
"We want to ensure that we offer developers the largest and most vibrant user base for their applications," said Satya Nadella in his opening keynote at BUILD 2015 in San Francisco. Windows 10 is now available in 190 countries and 111 languages.
The browser is really new in Windows 10: Edge replaces Internet Explorer. The new browser doesn't just have the cooler name. It is also much faster. In almost all browser benchmarks, Edge depends on IE 11 from Windows 8.1. It can almost double its pace in Mozilla's Kraken benchmark. It looks the same in Google's Octane 2.0 test. Its pace remains roughly the same in the Sunspider test and the Peacekeeper benchmark. Conclusion: When it comes to the browser speed, Windows 10 with Edge catches up a lot. In Kraken and Octane, Edge overtakes the competition, in the Sunspider he stays ahead. The old conditions are only preserved in the Peacekeeper test.
Microsoft already shortened the start times of Windows extremely with Windows 8. If the computer is switched off using "Shut down", it does not switch itself off, but only goes into hibernation - from which it can wake up more quickly. Even with a real Katlstart or restart, Windows 8.1 is slightly slower: However, over time, Windows remembers the files that it needs for the start: The start time is shortened with repeated starts. After ten starts, the two operating systems were almost on par with 20 seconds (Windows 10) and 22 seconds (Windows 8.1).
Windows is actually getting faster and faster the older it gets: For most components, manufacturers are releasing ever more up-to-date drivers that accelerate the hardware. Windows feels like it is getting slower and slower: This is mostly due to the fact that the autostart folder is filling up with more and more entries, more and more tools are running in the background and more and more programs that are no longer used are littering the memory. The performance tests show hardly any difference between Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Sometimes one system is faster, sometimes the other. But all the results are so closely related - with less than three percent difference - that no difference is noticeable in practice. This also applies to tests such as Cinebench R15, which primarily check the processor performance. Even if we repeated the tests several times, nothing changed: When saving and buffering frequently used files, nothing seems to have changed between Windows 8.1 and 10. Conclusion: When it comes to hardware performance, Windows 10 is as fast as Windows 8.1 - or vice versa. So that Windows 10 stays fast, the same rules apply as always with Windows: Install the latest drivers and keep the system clean.
Windows 10 comes with the new Direct X12 3D interface. DX12 is designed to allow game programmers to use the capabilities of the GPU more efficiently. Computers with less powerful graphics cards can also benefit from this and display graphically complex games more smoothly. At the moment, the potential of DX12 can only be demonstrated using synthetic benchmarks such as the API overhead test. Conclusion: Windows 10 has the potential to accelerate games on weaker systems thanks to the DX12. But the concrete results will only show games that use DX12. The first should appear at the end of the year.
Windows 10 lays a good foundation: the hardware manufacturers have to use this to tease out a performance plus with improved drivers. Or in the case of Direct X12 game programmers who use the capabilities of the new interface in games.
HI-TECH anti-cucumber guarantee (already included in full when purchasing a HI-TECH PC and / or notebook)
a) Complete assembling of the PC system or notebook including serial number management
b) Optimization of the cabling between the individual PC components for the purpose of optimal air flow in the system
c) Optimization and performance enhancement of various hardware components (GraKa / CPU etc.)
d) Installation of the latest BIOS updates (motherboard, GraKa)
e) Complete configuration of the BIOS settings to provide the maximum performance and reliability of the PC system + storage of the settings in order to be able to reload them later (e.g. after changing the BIOS battery)
f) free hotline
g) 24-hour long-term test for quality control of the PC components
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